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Salt: A World History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date January 1, 2003
Pages 496
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780142001615
ISBN-10 0142001619
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Summary
A history of salt notes its role as currency, in the establishment of trade routes and cities, and as an agenda of war, noting key figures who played major parts in its manufacture and distribution. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World

In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions.  Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780802713735
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (July 1, 2002)
9780786243891 | details & prices | 572 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 2.02 lbs | List price $29.95
About: An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the WorldIn his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt.
from Walker & Co (November 1, 2001)
9780802713735 | details & prices | 484 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Explores the role of salt in shaping history, discussing how one of the world's most sought-after commodities has influenced economics, science, politics, religion, and eating customs.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (January 1, 2003)
9780142001615 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Explores the role of salt in shaping history, discussing how one of the world's most sought-after commodities has influenced economics, science, politics, religion, and eating customs.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781590072462 Book cover for 9781597770972
 
With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Phoenix Books Inc (May 1, 2006)
9781597770972 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 2.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $49.95
About: The author of Cod and The Basque History of the World takes an extraordinary look at an ordinary substance -- salt, the only rock humans eat -- and how it has shaped civilization from the very beginning.
With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (January 1, 2003)
9781590072462 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 3.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Explores the role of salt in shaping history, discussing how one of the world's most sought-after commodities has influenced economics, science, politics, religion, and eating customs.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Abridged edition from New Millenium Audio (June 1, 2002)
9781590072479 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 2.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Explores the role of salt in shaping history, discussing how one of the world's most sought-after commodities has influenced economics, science, politics, religion, and eating customs.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (January 1, 2003)
9781417675166 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $28.20
About: Explores the role of salt in shaping history, discussing how one of the world's most sought-after commodities has influenced economics, science, politics, religion, and eating customs.

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